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Old 11-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #41
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I haven't had any issues with the paint on any Ford I have owned. My cousin's Civic? Fade and clear coat peeling off. Orange peel aside of course, but I am not expecting perfection from a discount manufacturer. Just keep it from fading/peeling after 5 years.
just wait out man, it'll come... they all use the same paint, and same way to apply it...it'll chip and peel on your car too...
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@carguygt- If you are going to any shop to get your re-painted or touched up even, be prepared to pay an arm and a leg. I say this from experience (as limited as it may be =) because when I had my old car, I wanted it repainted, and they quoted me well over 4k. And the better places will likely charge you more, so if that is in your price range-GO for it. (just steer clear of generic places like maaco) and itll be fine. But my experience was not pleasant.
Your perfectly correct! I know its going to cost a **** ton, and on army wages it'll take a while to save up enough money to do it, thats why its not done already, but i plan on a custom color, like orange, or a green, somthing you dont see around much, to make the extra money worth it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:30 AM   #43
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I've had my '07 vista blue Mustang for three years now and I also recently discovered that the paint is eroding right in front of the hood. WHen I went to the dealership for the preveious maintenance check, he told me I have to go to the main dealership which is located 20 to 30 miles where I live. I'm hoping that sometime later this year or early next year, I can take it to a body shop and hopefully the cost won't be too much. I guess the paint that auto companies use aren't that good because I've seen some new cars that have paint erosion.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:25 AM   #44
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My 2011 has chips on the fenders, hood, bumper, mirrors etc... only has 3k on the odo, and most is city driving, its pathetic... Im going to get it redone at a different place, as I talked to ford, and they even said, that the paint they use now is water based, and chips easier, and will fade easier...but its "better for the enviro"...FVCK THAT ****!!! Who cares about that crap??? I want my 40k car to look good, not look good for a few kms, then look like a pimply faced teenager..
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This is Deysha with Ford Customer Service. It is unfortunate that you are having this issue with your Mustang and I surely understand your frustration with the responses you are getting. I would most definitely bring the vehicle back in to your local dealership and have them address your concern with the paint. If you have any further issues after that please contact our Ford Customer Service in Canada at 1-800-565-3673.

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This is Deysha with Ford Customer Service. It is unfortunate that you are having this issue with your Mustang and I surely understand your frustration with the responses you are getting. I would most definitely bring the vehicle back in to your local dealership and have them address your concern with the paint. If you have any further issues after that please contact our Ford Customer Service in Canada at 1-800-565-3673.

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Just wanna say that if you are indeed a verified Ford CS agent, your presence here on the forums is massively appreciated. I think there's a lot of help to go around.
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Your perfectly correct! I know its going to cost a **** ton, and on army wages it'll take a while to save up enough money to do it, thats why its not done already, but i plan on a custom color, like orange, or a green, somthing you dont see around much, to make the extra money worth it.
Well, the good/bad news is that you won't have to worry about that :-X since it's been stolen.
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I've called my local dealership about my hood paint corrosion and they have done nothing but avoid the issue. Calls, voicemails etc. I take a lot of pride in the way my car looks and to have corrosion of this caliber is embarrassing. Mine is all along the lip of the car, underside of the hood and looks terrible. Even my friend with a '10 GT is having a problem already. Very frustrating
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I've called my local dealership about my hood paint corrosion and they have done nothing but avoid the issue. Calls, voicemails etc. I take a lot of pride in the way my car looks and to have corrosion of this caliber is embarrassing. Mine is all along the lip of the car, underside of the hood and looks terrible. Even my friend with a '10 GT is having a problem already. Very frustrating
This is a common problem with the Mustang's aluminum hood. Ford should fix it!
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Hey I'm late to this topic...the paint on my 2011 Mustang is really good and it is normal to see in some light, that the plastics don't match. I have owned come pretty expensive cars in my time and my new Mustang is really good. If you really want to have a laugh, take a look at the paint on a new Mercedes Benz. I'm not just talking about the paint on a C class, look at the paint on a 100k S class...the orange peal is really really bad.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:19 PM   #51
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I had the same problem on a then 2 year old 2002 Explorer, the sail panels peeled completely and all they gave me was the run around. I also owned an Integra that faded above the passenger side fender down to the primer after 5 years. Back in the day I didn't see any cars with orange peel from the factory.
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I have heard of this problem as being wide spread.
I think a flat out recall should have been sent.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:43 AM   #53
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I've had my '07 vista blue Mustang for three years now and I also recently discovered that the paint is eroding right in front of the hood. WHen I went to the dealership for the preveious maintenance check, he told me I have to go to the main dealership which is located 20 to 30 miles where I live. I'm hoping that sometime later this year or early next year, I can take it to a body shop and hopefully the cost won't be too much. I guess the paint that auto companies use aren't that good because I've seen some new cars that have paint erosion.
Yep, that's exactly the spot where I first noticed mine too. Pop your hood and look under where there seams meet near the front edge. If it looks like welding gobs, it's the paint bubbling.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:11 AM   #54
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The paint on the inside driver's door handle on my 07 Mustang vert is starting to flake off. It's going to cost about $250 to have it repainted.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #55
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Same here. I just noticed that the paint on the inside of my driver's door handle is chipping off a little. I may have to make seperate appointments with a body shop to have this painted as well as the paint bubbles on my hood.
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I was wondering what you guys think I should do with regard to the paint. My car is literally 6 months old at this point, and so far during regular driving and pristine maintenance, I've got 3-4 decently sized paint chips off the front of the hood, which seems sorta ridiculous for 6 months. Would you guys go into the dealer over it or just forget it?
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I was wondering what you guys think I should do with regard to the paint. My car is literally 6 months old at this point, and so far during regular driving and pristine maintenance, I've got 3-4 decently sized paint chips off the front of the hood, which seems sorta ridiculous for 6 months. Would you guys go into the dealer over it or just forget it?
Is it just chips (like from rocks) or can you tell if it's bubbling/peeling?

Mine is starting to bubble/peel like really badly, which looks like schit, so I also need to do something about it. I've been to the dealer, with the printed out TSB, called, left voicemails, emailed Ford representatives etc etc and they want NOTHING to do with it (which is infuriating since I take pride in the presentation of my car). Since your car is new it's worth a shot to see if they would take care of it, but don't be surprised if they look at you like you're speaking a different language.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:02 PM   #58
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Only paint problem I have is Orange Peel on both doors... a bit on the body fenders too... not too bad far away, but makes me want to take a sander to it when I'm 5 ft. away.
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Only paint problem I have is Orange Peel on both doors... a bit on the body fenders too... not too bad far away, but makes me want to take a sander to it when I'm 5 ft. away.
I suspect you haven't looked at the edges and corners of every painted panel... you will find some paint drips, bubbles.
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I never was meticulous about bubbling and orange peel and such. Hell, I was just glad to have my own Mustang! lol. But I will make sure I give my '12 a good hard look when it comes.
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